Oral History Project , 1980 - 1996
Scope and Contents
This collection contains sound recordings (oral histories) and the accompanying documentation. It contains material generated by Cecilia Fordham's class, initially, and subsequently by other classes including Susan Igawa's class. It was a joint project between library/archives staff and the classes. The documentation includes correspondence, primarily between, librarian May Tamura and alumni or former staff, relating to the oral history project. It also includes forms, releases, photographs, questionnaires and transcripts.
- Creation: 1980 - 1996
- Tamura, May (Person)
- Fordham, Cecilia (Person)
- 'Iolani School. English, Department of (Organization)
Language of Materials
Opinions expressed during interviews are not the opinions of ’Iolani School and may contain viewpoints and/or manners of speech which are no longer deemed appropriate in today's society. Such elements are included in an effort to preserve the history and context of the subject matter.
2.5 Linear Feet (4 containers)
This collection was among the founding collections of the ῾Iolani School Archives, as it was in the process of becoming a separate entity from the library. Created by Cecilia Fordham's class, May Tamura as well as other faculty, staff and students.
Documentation and 39 oral histories on cassette tapes (26 CD copies).
This collection had been separated physically by format without notations regarding relationship. The relationship was discovered by archives staff in August 2017 while conducting research for the description of another collection. Therefore, it was reconstituted as a whole- the documents along with the sound recordings. The documents were left, primarily, as they were; they are arranged in folders by subject. The sound recordings have been placed in their boxes alphabetically by last name.
Inventory and description by Valancy Rassmussen, Archives Assistant, September 2017.